On this day: March 26

Published On: Mar 21 2013 11:33:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Beethoven and Walt Whitman die, the Stanley Cup comes to the U.S., UCLA wins their seventh straight title, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" rules the charts, all on this day.

OTD March 26 - East Pakistan
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1971: The day after a Pakistan Army crackdown on civilians in East Pakistan, the provincial state declares its independence from Pakistan to form the People's Republic of Bangladesh, sparking the Bangladesh Liberation War. The war pitted the newly formed Bangladesh and India against West Pakistan, and lasted over a duration of nine months. Pictured is the separatist/nationalistic flag of East Bengal flown during the conflict.

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